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  1. Belting options for running Steam Engine Accessories

    I know there's heaps of model steam engine enthusiasts here in forum, hope this helps you choose a good belt for your engine -


    https://youtu.be/lBwAgSLMTYU
  2. Thanks, they work so well even to get that glazed...

    Thanks, they work so well even to get that glazed paint and varnish off the grit that gets there if you sand wood that has been painted or varnished.
  3. My easy solution to No More Clogged Spray Paint Rattle Cans

    My easy solution to No More Clogged Spray Paint Rattle Cans


    https://youtu.be/RcD9NpbqZOs
  4. That's a good tip Grahame thanks. Some else...

    That's a good tip Grahame thanks. Some else mentioned to me that the rubber will also clean files up nicely.

    That one that I have been using is pretty old, they last and last. What I really like...
  5. Work Shop Talk - Cleaning Sanding Belts & Sanding Discs Easily

    Cleaning Sanding Belts & Sanding Discs, Belt Sanders etc etc Easily refresh all your belts literally in seconds and also even refresh diamond stones like Ezy-Laps -


    https://youtu.be/dDsmEh_Ep7k
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    Mini traction engine and baker fan

    Mini traction engine and baker fan

    Googling I've read that "these were designed by a Mr. A.D. Baker to test steam engines as they left the factory. A Baker Fan is a simple air-resistance device...
  7. Just some normal run of the mill flanged...

    Just some normal run of the mill flanged bearings, nothing special.
  8. Thanks, I forgot to take pics as I built it, just...

    Thanks, I forgot to take pics as I built it, just got too immersed. A friend made me up that Youtube intro.

    Its pretty simple inside, I made the vanes out of quite thick copper sheet and they are...
  9. First Test of a DIY Steam Turbine running off a 4" Copper MSM Boiler.

    First Test of a DIY Steam Turbine running off a 4" Copper MSM Boiler.


    https://youtu.be/dAtLPlYfpyA
  10. Huxtable Hot Air Engine running Gold Battery/Stamper

    Huxtable Hot Air Engine running Gold Battery/Stamper


    https://youtu.be/avUxskZQGso
  11. Converted Computer Fan + Steam Engine = Electricity

    Jensen #20 live steam engine running a converted computer fan made into a generator, powers 9 LED bulbs.


    https://youtu.be/wrYL8KIIHWg
  12. That had me stumped, I was thinking it was going...

    That had me stumped, I was thinking it was going to be for something much more complicated than that. Why'd they'd even include it is a mystery.
  13. Bought a cheap Chinese Digital Micrometer, here's a bit of a review -

    Bought a cheap Chinese Digital Micrometer, here's a bit of a review -


    https://youtu.be/b24BcDwg4z4
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    Very clever idea!

    Very clever idea!
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    Hit & Miss Engine M92

    Hit & Miss Engine M92

    Hit & Miss Engine M92 received yesterday from China. Very nice engine, the machining is excellent and ran straight from unpacking it. So far I have only used Zippo lighter...
  16. Putting some grip (stippling) on an aluminium drive pulley.

    Putting some grip (stippling) on an aluminium drive pulley.

    I've always wanted to work out a way to put some extra grip on a home made drive pulley to prevent or cut down on belt slippage. It...
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    Chinese Hu SH-02 Vacuum Engine

    My newly arrived new eBay purchased Chinese Hu SH-02 Vacuum Engine


    https://youtu.be/G66HI6VDinw
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    Thanks, I'm using an insert. I have a lot of...

    Thanks, I'm using an insert.

    I have a lot of pieces I need to part, I might use a HSS blade and do what you suggest.
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    Parting off question

    Is there a way to make the stub be on the material that still in the chuck and not have the stub on the part that you've just parted off?

    Regardless of any changes I make in my parting off tool,...
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    Gloves in a Bottle

    Gloves in a Bottle....its great stuff and now I wouldn't be without it!

    Hope this helps someone out who hasn't heard of it.



    https://youtu.be/0-M-JX2SKyM
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    Huxtable Hot Air Engine

    Huxtable Hot Air Engine by Olds Engineering Maryborough Queensland Australia, finally finished the hardwood plinth, making the Bix burner holder with 10mm steel heatsink, brass thumbscrews, brass...
  22. Twin MSM Pevensey single cylinder horizontal mill engines

    Australian made MSM Pevensey single cylinder horizontal mill engines running off a MSM gas fired 4" copper boiler.


    https://youtu.be/rNUDQvtz17U
  23. Stuart S50 Mill Steam Engine modifications to plinth

    Stuart S50 Mill Steam Engine with modifications to the plinth running on live steam from a MSM 4" copper boiler.

    There was a lot of machining of parts and working out where everything was going to...
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    Thanks Greg :)

    Thanks Greg :)
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    Greg, thanks for the photos of your engines a...

    Greg, thanks for the photos of your engines a very nice collection you have, the Ernst Plank....wow what a beauty :2tsup:

    I was thoroughly enthralled reading about your acquisition of the popcorn...
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    Sorry Greg :(

    Sorry Greg :(
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    Sorry Greg I can't see them mate.

    Sorry Greg I can't see them mate.
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    I can't stand the smell of kero either and use...

    I can't stand the smell of kero either and use WD40 for knurling, much better than the slurry you get when using oil.
  29. Supaburner's for Model & Toy Steam Boilers Explained

    Supaburner's for Model & Toy Steam Boilers Explained and how to make one.


    https://youtu.be/G1bpVXj8k7Y
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    Thanks Greg, I've seen collections that make my...

    Thanks Greg, I've seen collections that make my eyes boggles and I have to pick my tongue up off the floor.

    There's a massive worldwide interest in collecting these old (and not so old) model and...
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    Gavin get everything done now that you want to...

    Gavin get everything done now that you want to get done, you'll never have been as busy as you will be once retired :)

    Enjoy your retirement :)
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    Tour of my Model & Toy Steam Engine Room

    A Tour of my Model & Toy Steam Engine Room



    https://youtu.be/BlDsp3XCLDM
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    They can be frustrating, but they are fun engines.

    They can be frustrating, but they are fun engines.
  34. Thread: Rust ?

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    I use citric acid now for all my brass/copper...

    I use citric acid now for all my brass/copper pickling after silver brazing operations. Much nice than 98% sulfuric acid that I used to dilute to use and works just as well.
  35. For making brass/copper boxes its just superb....

    For making brass/copper boxes its just superb. The shear is effortless (I didn't show it in the video, but there is a spring loaded lock down device that automatically holds down what is being...
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    G'day, the video should be visible? But...

    G'day, the video should be visible?

    But anyway, here's a link to follow -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ed84iy4r6I
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    Early retirement :)

    Early retirement :)
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    Work Shop Talk - Tour of my Work Shop

    Here's a tour of my small work shop/shed. When you have a small shed its like a boat, you don't waste a square inch of space and all nooks and crannies get utilized!



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  39. Work Shop Talk - 3 in 1 shear brake roller mod

    Work Shop Talk - 3 in 1 shear brake roller mod

    Easy mod to make it much more simple to cut squarely.



    https://youtu.be/Y17glnXqsDI
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    What do use your lathe for?

    What's the main thing you use your lathe for?

    Mine is for my model and toy steam engine hobby/addiction.
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    G'day Chris, "Planet lamp" was the originator...

    G'day Chris,

    "Planet lamp" was the originator of this lamp design in the late 60's early 70's I think.

    Ikea call them Work Lights and they are $14.99 and come in white and black, here's the...
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    For my eyes these 14.5W Philips bulbs are putting...

    For my eyes these 14.5W Philips bulbs are putting out a great amount of light, the Ikea 'Planet' style lights are great for easy positioning and changing direction of the light.
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    Lathe Lighting

    Lathe Lighting
    14.5w LED bulbs made by Philips that give an output of 130w are cool running and long life.



    https://youtu.be/NRS_bCCSEZ4
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    I'd never even touched a lathe or mill before...

    I'd never even touched a lathe or mill before mine came off the back of the delivery truck from Hare & Forbes.

    I watched youtube vids, read books and asked questions on forums and in my steam...
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    Its a pretty hard call for H&F to compete on a $...

    Its a pretty hard call for H&F to compete on a $ by $ basis directly against Chinese ebay sellers.

    I think we're lucky that H&F is still in the game here in Oz.
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    Australia is a big place, how many people have...

    Australia is a big place, how many people have such an option up the road from them?
  47. Much appreciated Tuomas, thank you!

    Much appreciated Tuomas, thank you!
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    Easy Button Die Storage Solution

    Easy Button Die Storage Solution using some 6" x 3/4" pine, two hinges, a clasp and a forstner drill bit.



    https://youtu.be/kCbOGrslDpk
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    Precision Metal Pen Oiler

    Precision Metal Pen Oiler this is a handy little item for a steamer or any tool lover (nice birthday present, stocking filler etc etc :) :) )



    https://youtu.be/bYcewaUHx-s
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    Cheers for the review.

    Cheers for the review.
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